As Americans await the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, they should remember what happened two years ago. Vote-counting delays in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada meant that news organizations could not project the winner of the 2020 presidential race until the Saturday after Election Day. The electoral vote count did not turn out to be close. Nevertheless, countless conspiracy theories and bogus fraud allegations have flourished, fueled by Donald Trump and his sycophantic allies. This election could be even more complicated. Once again, simple issues of election logistics could delay final results — and provoke wild accusations of fraud amid an information void. And unlike what occurred in 2020, there could be serious post-election voting litigation.
Opinion: Vote counting could take time. That’s good — not a sign of fraud.
November 8, 2022